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Daily Archives: 2015-01-26

AHPETC published arrears for latest service and conservancy charges

The Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council today published information to state its latest arrears for its service and conservancy charges (S&CC), which as of September 2014 currently stands at 5.66% of households for residential units and 7.24% for commercial units. The town council, run by the opposition Worker's Party, was earlier criticised by members of the governing People's Action Party …

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Institutions “stage a show” when PM Lee visits, says grassroots leader

While the mainstream media chose to highlight some of the more inconsequential and unimportant questions raised at Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s online chat session on Saturday, one question which could be potentially more important dissolved into obscurity. Or so it seemed. Mr Lee had decided to hold the chat session on his Facebook page where members of the public …

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Underground theatre movement puts little red dot on cultural map

ANDSOFORTH starts the New Year with a bang – introducing ‘TheHeist’ Storytellers, gastronomic explorers, mischief makers are just some of the terms used to describe ANDSOFORTH, a nomadic theatre group which creates pop-up theatrical feasts immersed around stories, drama and...secrets. Influenced by the underground dining sub-culture in London, founders draw inspiration from art forms, culture and collaboration to create the …

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Still being hung out to dry by HDB after one year of enquiry

By Clarence Raj I have run out of ideas to solve my problem hence I'm writing in to you hoping there are some good people out there. I'm Clarence Raj. I have been chasing the Housing Development Board for an answer to what I believe that I have been cheated by a HDB officer. And it seems to be HDB …

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Government is the problem, not the solution

By Benedict Chong This may be sad, but it is almost certainly true. Every time Singapore parliament sits, Singaporeans are introduced to a deluge of inconvenient laws that serve little purpose whatsoever except to augment the powers and presence of the State. Such was the case for the two bills recently introduced in January’s sitting. Given that vote proceedings in …

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PM Lee not quite right on SBS Transit not making “huge profits”

On Wednesday, 21 January 2015, the Government announced an increase in public transport fares by 2.8 per cent. As with previous increases, the news was met with anger from the public, especially given the fall in oil prices by 50 per cent worldwide. On Saturday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was asked about this in a Facebook chat session. Ms …

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ASEAN’s largest civil society forum hands official statement to ASEAN governments

  PETALING JAYA. ASEAN’s largest civil society forum released a collective statement today. The statement highlights “regional priorities and overarching cross-cutting concerns” issues, and also provides recommendations to address them. The statement, by the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2015, was released ahead of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, taking place on 26 and 27 January. “We hope that through this …

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